Contract Negotiations Update

September 18, 2012: The International Union will meet with local union officers this Friday to finalize the Union's bargaining proposals for negotiations with UPS Freight and UPS.

Every local union that represents UPS or UPS Freight employees is invited to send representatives to the "two-person" meetings in Chicago this Friday. The National Negotiating Committees will present their bargaining proposals for approval.

In a speech at the National Press Club, General President Hoffa signaled that the Union's bargaining proposals would include pension increases, maintaining health benefits and more full-time jobs.

Hoffa's comments at the National Press Club, included:

  • "It's going to be more wages, more pensions, and we want to maintain health care benefits."
  • "There's going to be a lot of pressure to increase our pensions to make them better. Pensions will be a big issue in the negotiations."
  • "We're always working to make sure we get more full time jobs. There are a lot of part time jobs there, and we're always trying to move that (full-time) number up."

Hoffa's comments came in a Q&A section following a speech that focused on the presidential election. He was not asked about UPS Freight and did not comment on those negotiations.

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